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- >N FRANCISCO CALL, VOL. 115. NO. 24.
Bostick Is Sentenced To Be Hanged in 90 Days
Trapped near the home of his sweet
heart, Edward Hughes, alias David E.
i Miaou, who escaped from the county
Wednesday, was killed in a battle
near Auburn today by Deputy Sheriff
I '. H. Classen.
Almost at the moment that he fell,
Shot tSnough the heart, his case was
• ailed in Judge Dunne's court. There
waa every indication that had he
ippeared he would have been put on
Allison was located after a three
-; search, which led to the Warfield
U near Auburn, occupied by the
cM-iield family, to whose daughter
i» had paid court before being arrest
. ■! In Los Angeles for the theft of an
automobile In San Francisco.
S ertff Kggers sent Classen, who is
a jailer, to Auburn immediately on
• .v ning of Allison s infatuation for
he girl. Classen confronted- Allison
•il the road as he was going to meet
is sweetheart.
According to telephone advices
given --'lieriff Eggers by Classen just
a coroner's inquest was begun
at Auburn, Classen sprang into the
road ■ lew yards from Allison. Clas
.'.'l made sure that he would pass
•hat way to the girl's home to
-sen was alune, the town was
al miles distant, and Allison
almost a giant, as fit as an
As he sprang from ambush the
deputy; covered the fugitive witli a
• v olver.
''You'd better give yourself up with-
Allison replied with a string of
' I'll kill you or you'll kill me first,"
ne replied, according to Classen's re
i iassen attempted to argue with
the man, who edged away.
The other- two followed. When
Allison turned, more belligerent than
ever, Thornier back away.
I've got to look after myself," he
.'..m) Classen.
t ricxpectedly Allison attacked the
They grappled, while Thor-
Allison weighed' 190 pounds, and
Classen is a smaller man. 'Allison
has been a sailor, and for years did
heavy work. Powerfully .built, he waa
a dangerous antagonist.
Classen, according to his report,
fought hard to subdue the man with
out resorting to his pistol.
At one time Allison made a move
ment which semed to indicate that he
had a pistol and was ready to use it.
No weapon was found on his body,
With Thornier looking on Allison
got the upper hand of the deputy.
Seeing his situation desperate, Clas
<<■-,, warned him that he would shoot
if he did not give up.
Have a
Clearance Sale
of Your Own
Sell the unused house
furnishings, old cloth
ing and numerous
other things you are
anxious to get rid of.
Turn them into cash
through a For Sale ad
in The Call-Post Want
Ad Section. Write it
today and have one of
our solicitors call or
rrhone Kearny 86,
W ant Ad Department.
Fire! Fire! Hot One, ,
Too; 'Twas Under Tub
Of Boiling Tamales
Argus Eyed Watchman Calls De
partment to Extinguish Blaze in
Candy Works, but They Didn't
A keen eyed watchman discovered
a fire in the Varellas candy factory, at
Fifth and Market streets, early today, j
He turned in a still alarm. Apparatus j
clattered up. with engine IT In the |
van. The firemen dashed in and found
the fire. -It was a gas heater burning
under a tub of tamales. They didn't
even turn it off.
Boy Kidnaped? No,
Atty.-General's Order
SAN" JOSE, Dec. 27. —Through the
intercession of Attorney General
Webb, local authorities have re
leased on his own recognizance De
tective A. D. James of the Burns
agency, arrested two days ago on a
charge of kidnaping Louis Glaesser,
aged 16, an important witness for
the prosecution against men impli
cated in the hop field killings at
Webb is said to have informed Dis
trict Attorney Free that Glaesser
was taken to the Hot Springs with
his knowledge and consent to pre
vent the L W. W. from influencing
his testimony when the cases come
to trial.
Heard Judge Talk;
Man Wants Alimony
Judge Graham recently suggested
that men were entitled to alimony,
and Bernhard Doettger took the hint
today. Through his attorney, John G.
Lawlor, he filed a cross complaint
against Antonie A. Doettger of 14
Steiner street, demanding a half in
terest In their property at Ualfmoon
Bay and the division of $2,500 worth
of property here
He also says she was cruel, told her
j friends she was ashamed of him. de-
I daring lie was "not high toned
j enough - ' and refused to shake hands
with him for fear of soiling her
I gloves.
No Mystery in Death
Of Cardinal-Vatican
By Associated Press.
HOME, Dec. 27.—Officials of the
Vatican, as well as intimate friends
and relatives of the late Cardinal
Uainpolla today denied emphatically
rumors put in circulation in certain
quarters of Rome of mysterious cir
cumstances surrounding the prelate's
death. They also declared there was
no intention of exhuming his body for
medical examination, as the cause of
death had been already established.
China's Eggs Displace
CoJd Storage Product
By Associated Press.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Dec. 27.—Im
ported Chinese eggs are competing
successfully with storage eggs on the
Seattle market. The Chinese eggs
are of dark shell, even size, well
packed and slightly smaller than
standard ranch eggs, but larger than
pullet eggs and are poachable.
Ella Flagg Young
Back at Her Desk
CHICAGO, Dec. 27.—Mrs. Ella Flagg
Young, whoaxrrfVed in Chiiago at 9:30
last night, was at her desk in the
school offices today and resumed her
duties as superintendent of schools.
Barring legal contingencies, which
Mrs. Young refused to discuss, stie
will resume her work right where she
left it more than two weeks ago. /
20 Year Sentence
For Attacking Child
Joseph Klin?, a laborer, was sen
tenced to serve 20 years in San Quen
tin penitentiary by Superior Judge
Cabaniss today on a charge of at
tacking Rose Silver, aged 9 years, on
September 13.
Garage Burns, Victim
Of Blaze Is Dying
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27.—One man
is dying at the receiving hospital
and a garage and six residences are
damaged as the result of a series of
fires early today. The damage Is
estimated at $3,000,
No better campaign could be
atarted at thi* time than thia
move on (he part of The Call and
Poat against recklesa auto driv
ing. Theae men ahould Ket tbe se
vereat punlahment.
Some of the apeedera ore white
alavers of the rankeat aort. They
go raeiag around the outaide
eoantlea In a drunken and hlla
rioua condition and come tearing
Into the city at all houra of the
night. Joy rldera daab alone tbe
Miaalon road, Mia*inn atreet and
Valencia atreet at 1, 2 or 3 In the
morning, abaolutely obllvioua to
the consequences.
They have been let off too
eaaily. \o punlahment la too
draatlc for them. I have peraoo
ally atopped a couple of speeding
machinea. 1 have bail mounted
police * tat toned to catch them
and many hove been apprehended.
But the eonrta let them off too
"The oaly way to eat'-b theae
apeed fleada la lo make an ex
ample of every one mho la caught.
I will aupport any juat meana of
stopping the outrage*." state
ment hy Mayor Bolph.
Driven to drastic measures by three
recent cases of reckless disregard for
life by speeding auto drivers. Mayor
Rolph and members of the board of
supervisors jumped into the fight to
day for the protection of San Fran
cisco citizens by demanding extreme
punishment for all violators of the
traffic ordinances and the state laws
governing speeding.
Coming to the support of the supe
) rior court judges, the police magis
! trates, county prosecutors and the
i automobile dealers' organization in
j the battle for safety, the mayor and
j supervisors added fresh fuel to a fire
j which promises to result imemdiately
in strict enforcement of the laws of
traffic and the'rights of persons on
Any person coming into court in
San Francisco accused of running
down a person in an automobile and
failing to return to give assistance
will be prosecuted to the last limit of
the law, is the substance of opinions
expressed by San Francisco jurists
• today.
According to a law passed by the
j last general assembly, autoists who
j hit pedestrians and run away are lia
j ble for a fine of $5,000 and five years'
imprisonment in the penitentiary.
As a first result of the campaign,
Police Judge Sullivan today sentenced
Vincent Decomi to 10 days in the
county jail, without option of a fine.
While drunk he drove a buggy reck
lessly and was arrested at Post and
Kearny streets. He is employed by
the National dairy.
Frederick Thompson, just from Illi-
Continued on Page 2, Column 1
Mail Clerk Pleads
Not Guilty to Theft
George Quatman. a mailing clerk
In the local postoffice, pleaded not
guilty before Federal Judge Van
Fleet today to the charge ol rifling
the mails. Quatman waa arrested a
month ago, and according to the
federal authorities, had letters on his
person containing money, which were
sent through the postoffice to trap him
when the authorities became suspic
ious. His case will be heard two
weeks from today.
"Starvation Doctor" Is
Denied Prison Cell
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. Dec. 27.—
Applying today at the state prison
here to begin serving her sentence for
manslaughter. Mrs. Linda Burfield
Ha/.zard, the "starvation doctor." was
denied admittance by Warden Henry
Drum because he had no commitment
papers fr>r the woman. She returned
to a downtown hotel to await arrival
of. the papers . s T - „
Thugs Routed by
Woman Bank
LOS ANfiKI.ES, Dee. 27.—Mra.
Edith t'arr. caahter of the Eaale
Rock bank, interrupted two aafe
rrarkrn at work nhortly after
8 o'clock this morning;. The two
men fled to tbc hills. A aber
irT'a poaae captured one and the
other in now aurTouAded.
I never Mn a purple corn
I hope I never nee one.
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I*d rather ace than be one.
Friends of exquisite Ned Greenway.
quoting to themselves the foregoing
rhyme, are alarmed by the dispatch
coming from Paris to the efteet that
the male fashion leaders of that city
are appearing in public with thetr hair
lived purple, blue, green and all the
other violent colors of the rainbow.
Not that Ned Greenway has yet
dyed his hair purple. But his friends
have it in mind that he is always. In
the forefront of the army of fashion,
that he declines to be behind the
society leaders of any city, even Gay
And his friends fear the worst.
They are picturing him swinging his
debonair way down Powell street
with his hair dyed a cunning purple
or a fetching cerise.
If he does, imagine the dire re
For where Ned Greenway leads, the
other Beaux Brummel of San Fran
cisco always follow.
Mayor Rolph for instance, as one
of the handsomest men in the city,
could hardly afford to fall behind in
the march of fashion. Imagine him
presiding at a meeting of the board
of supervisors with hair of a sunset
And Sam Shortridge, that glass of
fashion—would he permit any man to
precede him in the pursuit of manly
pulchritude? His habit of appealing
to the stars and stripes when he
wants to emphasize a sounding period
or round a phrase would naturally
incline him to adopt red, white and
blue as his hirsute color scheme.
Larry Harris is a modest person and
his tastes, presumably, would incline
toward the less violent tones, such as
Alice blue.
Gavin McNab, being a determined
sort of person, might be expected to
adopt some more pronounced color,
such as cerise or sea green.
Tom Jennings, being a supervisor,
would, of course, be required to pick
some color complementary to what
ever shade his honor the mayor
It is a question whether Bob Eyre
would look better with his hair col
ored violet or blue. He might com
promise by wearing one shade on the
right side of his head and the other
on the left side.
Franklin K. Lane can hardly be
expected -to adopt the new fad, in
view of the fact that he is said to
comb his hair with a towel.
Anyway, we men are gradually
catching up with the women, though
it must be admitted that in this re
spect we have taken a good while to'
do it.
Liberty Bell in Safe
At'Pennsv Pavilion
Plans for Pennsylvania's building at
the Panama-Pacific international ex
position were announced tentatively
today when Henry W. Hornbostle,
oe of the architects, arrived in Oak
A feature of the state building will
be a great fireproof safe In which will
be kept the Liberty bell, he said.
Hornbostle is a member of the New
York architectural firm which de
signed the Oakland city hall. Im
mediately on his arrival, he went to
the city hall, obtaining his first view
of it since it was occupied.
He will return to California in the
spring in conectlon with, the Penn
sylvania j_
By Associated Press.
CALUMET, Mich., Dec. 27— "Any
charge by Mr. Moyer that I had any
part in the occurrences of last night
at Hancock is absolutely and un
qualifiedly false," said James Mo-
Naughton of the Calumet and Hecla
company today. "I passed the even
ing in Calumet, accompanying my
wife < ailing on friends, and later
walking across the street from their
home to a social club. I certainly
could not have been in Hancock at
the time indicated."
An Associated Press representative
saw Mr. McNaughton in the club
about 9:43 o'clock last night.
By A«!oc;*ted Press.
MILWAUKEE, Wis.. Dec. 27—1
was attacked by about 2S men in my
room at the Scott hotel In Hancock,
last night at about 5.34 o'clock,
struck on the bead with the butt of
a revolver, shot in the back, dragged
through the hotel and streets and put
on a train and told to leave that coun
try forever," said Charles H. Moyer,
president of the Western Federation
of Miners, during his stop here on a
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul train
while en route to Chicago.
"Several men grabbed hold of me
and held me while another man came
up from behind and struck me with
the butt of his revolver on the head.
Then there was a report of a gun
and I felt a piercing sensation in my
"Then two men got hold of my
arms and dragged me out of the
hotel. Down the street we went. "It
is a little more than a mile to Hough
ton, where the mob took me. All the
while they were pulling me along
the others were yelling, 'Lynch him!"
and 'Hang him!' and calling me the
vilest of names.
"When we reached the station,
James McNaughton, general manager
and vice president of the Calumet and
Hecla mines, drove up in an automo
bile. He rushed up to me and said;
" "You get out of this country for
ever. If you ever come back I'll naug
First Officer H. W. R«vrm
found Kiillty and his license sus
pended for 18 months. Captain R.
J. Panlsea and Second OJflcer
Thomas L. Mathtcarn exonerated.
Such was the verdict handed down
today in the case of the steamer Pres
ident, whose officers were accused of
negligence in the drowning of four
men from their ship November 26.
J. Guthrie and J. C. Dolan, local in
spectors of hulls and boilers, said in
their decision:
That Chief Officer Ravens dis
regarded the orders of the mas
ter to "stand by the emergency
boat and await orders," and per
mitted said boat to be lowered
at the time it was and without
providing the crew with life pre
We are of the opinion that if
he had not permitted the emer
gency boat to be lowered at the
time it was, but had waited until
a lee had been made for it, the
boat would have been launched
with safety, and the passenger
might have been saved.
The lowering of this boat on
the weather quarter was a grave
error as the results have shown.
Therefore, for reasons of this
negligence and under the autho
lty of section 4450 revised statutes
of the United States, we have to
suspend your license as master
pilot steamers and master's sail
vessel, No. 47,157, issued 3-5, for
18 months. Suspension effective
from date of surrender of said li
cense -to this office/ .-
Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, who was appointed member of
New York's Panama-Pacific exposition commission.
Mrs, William Randolph Hearst Appointed Member of Expo
sition Board for Empire State; Local Men Get Contract
ALBANY, Dec. 27. —Governor Glynn
today announced the appointment of
Mrs. Millicent V. Hearst, wife of Wil
liam Randolph Hearst, as a member of
the Panama-Pacific exposition com
mission from New York state.
8. F. MEN TO 111 11.It N. V- HOI SE
Xeal A. McLean and Charles Wright,
contractors of this city, have been
awarded the contracts for the con
struction of the New York state
building at the Panama-Pacific expo
sition, according to advices received
here from New York today. The
award was made by the commission
appointed by former Governor John
A. Dix.
The New York building will stand
at the head of all the state reserva
tions, in a plot 350 feet by 200 feet.
The plans call for a structure 248
feet long, 77 feet deep and 60 feet
"I want to start the new year right.
Arrest me, I'm an embezzler, wanted
in Detroit."
At the height of the rush of traffic
today a well dressed man with a hag
gard face stepped up to Patrolman
Edward M. Owens at East and .Market
streets and made that declaration.
He said he was E. L Allor, an at
Allor declared that he embezzled
$500 from an estate in Detroit in
March, 1912, and that shortly after
ward a warrant was issued for his ar
rest, charging embezzlement by bailee.
"I couldn't go on," -he declared.
"When I fled from Detroit I thought
I could make a new start. I had
been in difficulties, and tftey seemed
at an end. But they were only begun.
"Job after job has slipped from me.
all because my conscience would not
let me rest. Fearful of discovery, I
left one position after another. It's
better to go back and have it over
with. I'm beyond the fear oi publicity
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high, divided into three stories.
Not less than 100.000 persons, it is
anticipated, will participate in the
New Year celebration at the Panama-
Pacific exposition grounds. Boat
races, fireboat drills, military drills,
iifesaving drill and motor boat races
are scheduled.
The palace of machinery, ground
for which was broken last New Year
day, will be thrown open to the pub-
He- The statuary that is to adorn
the various courts and buildings will
be placed on exhibition, as well as
paintings of structures that are now
in course of erection. Music will be
rendered by the municipal band.
Lieutenant Jensen. U. S. X.. has
been instructed by the navy depart
ment to take two of the latest sub
marines off the exposition site on
New Year day to go through maneu
Marriage will be the next step in
the somewhat sensational career of
Edna Clark of Alameda, who myste
riously disappeared for several weeks
five years ago. a license having been
secured In Alameda county this morn
ing by her and William M. Knox, the
latter being a gunnery sergeant of the
marine corps, stationed at Mare isl
and. He has been at the navy yard
for the last five months and during
that time, it is said by friends of the
young pair, the romance has devel
Edna Clark, then a 19 year old
student at the Hopltlns art Institute
In this city, disappeared October 27,
1908, from the home of her mother,
Mrs. Anita Y. Mack, in Alameda.
The case proved a most sensa
tional ami mysterious one for about
four weeks, a letter being received
at the end of that time from the girl,
who waa working ia ay -candy snap in
£lb*Ja*P4 , ;
LOS Alf.EU:s, Dec 27.—floxUekk
confenaed that hU name la Rain*
Fariaa and that hla father 1a JuutA
Farias, a railroad man, who ha* boon
In the employ of the Southern Pacta*
at Bakeraflcld for 25 fearn.
Here is John Bostick*s crim*
inal career, which lasted H
month and 13 daps :
■November 14—John BotrtirJt* entered
career of crime by holding; an trata
at Richmond.
December I—Hold op Sent hem Pa*
rifle train near r,«« Vnjrelea and
hilled Harold Hootagne, traveling;
paaaena-er atent
December 23— Recognised in Mission
street, .San Francisco, by two vic
tims of Lon An«rrles holdup. Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur C'olen, and arrested by
December 24: Identified as Rich
mond train robber by |»r. (lark.
Watch found on him Idenrifled aa
stolen from Flnsrman Itnbma In Los
Angelea holdup.
December 2A: Calf eased both robber
ies on way to Loa tiicelea to >her
i(f Hammell.
December 27: Pleada aruiltr to killing
Montague and la .sentenced to hunt;
within JH> tin.v.,.
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 27.—John Bos
tick, confessed train robber and mur
derer, was sentenced to be hanged to
day by Judge Gavin Craig.
Bostick entered court shortly be
fore noon and pleaded guilty to "the
murder of Horace E. Montague,
Southern Pacific official, who resisted
him, and- was shot dead when Bos
tick robbed'the Southern Pacific ex
press near El' Monte recently.
Bostick broke down and cried when
the Judge pronounced sentence. Then
he quickly recovered himself and
showed more courage than he has at
any time since he was captured in
San Francisco. When the deputy
sheriffs took him back to the county
jail he had regained his composure,
"I am glad it is aii over," he said.
"This suspense has' been something
"I didn't mean to kill Montague. He
j resisted me and I shot before I knew
what I was doing," he said.
When Bostick entered court he re
tained tlie diffidence that has marked
his actions.
"Speak up, speak up," Sheriff Ham-*
mcl repeatedly urged him.
"What is your plea," prisoner?""
asked the court.
There was no tremor in his voice
when he answered. He braced up
for a moment and spoke the words,
"I plead guilty."
Then he broke down.
The judge ordered Tie be taken to
San Quentin within 10 days and that
he be hanged within 90 days.
Believing that the mysterious young
woman companion of Bostick is flee
ing east with a large portion of th«
cash proceeds of Bostick's - robberies,
detectives' today made new plans to
capture her.
Bostick declared they were 'living
in a furnished apartment in San Fran
cisco at-the time of his arrest and
that she had time and opportunity to
leave San Francisco on tiie same day.
Bostick confessed to* Sheriff Ham-'
mcl ttiat the money, approximately
$700, he obtained from the Xl Monte
train robbery, is tn a San Francisco
bank. He refused to divulge the
name of the bank.
High Power 6=Cyl.
Gentleman's Roadster
Electric starter and lights;
Double rumble folding seats.
Fully and beautifully equipped.
1913 Model — practically new.
For Sale at 50 Cents on
the Dollar.

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